Research tells us that between 60-80% of urinary incontinence problems can be improved with conservative measures. Urinary incontinence is defined as the involuntary leakage of urine, which is generally a problem for somebody when it becomes bothersome enough to affect their quality of life for social, physical or emotional reasons. Urinary symptoms include urge, with or without leakage, needing to pass urine frequently throughout the day or night, leaking when you cough, sneeze or exercise.
Continence management includes thorough assessment of your symptoms and concerns, then discussion and implementation of a treatment plan which may involve physiotherapy such as pelvic floor muscle exercises , and bladder retraining or specific continence advice including lifestyle and dietary recommendations where indicated. Referral on to your GP or a specialist such as a urologist, gynaecologist or colorectal specialist to discuss options may also be recommended.